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Jack Bauer: The Solution to Dirty Hands?

December 19, 2011

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By now there have been many posts on the topic of dirty hands, offering various scenarios where the writer proposes the question “is this a case of dirty hands?” But few if any have offered an actual solution to this problem. I am here to do just that. If you do not know who Jack […]

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The Ongoing Struggle in Syria

December 15, 2011

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On Monday the United Nations high commander for human rights officially raised the death toll in Syria to 5,000 anti-government activists. For those who aren’t aware of the current situation happening in the middle east , for months activists have been protesting against the current government in place in Syria. It all started back in March […]

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Violence or Non-Violence in the Arab Spring

December 13, 2011

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In his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. discusses civil disobedience as a method of resistance to the discrimination and segregation imposed by the US government. Dr. King enters a discussion about the justice of laws. He writes: I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not […]

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A Day Which Will Live in Infamy

December 10, 2011

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This week we recognize the 70th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and we celebrate the lives of the 2,390 Americans who died that day.  The first bombs fell at 6:05 that morning, and less than 24 hours later Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war – a war that would end with the catastrophic […]

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National Defense Authorization Act: defending or violating Americans?

December 6, 2011

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While someone else has already addressed the Senate’s 2012 National Defense Authorization Act in relation to the Dirty Hands problem, I had some alternative considerations for this Act.  To reintroduce the issue, the Senate has recently passed this bill which allows the military to hold in custody “someone the government says is ‘a member of, […]

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Those Who Don’t Sign: How We Treat People Removed from the Social Contract

December 6, 2011

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I was recently reading an article about the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how civilians are in great danger from the fighting going on.  I thought about the ways in which their rights are being infringed upon and wondered how I could apply some of our readings to the situation. Part of the […]

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Military Law in America

December 5, 2011

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The United States Senate recently passed a bill which contains a section which allows the United States military to arrest United States citizens within America’s borders. This seems like an incredibly disturbing prospect. While the Middle East is in turmoil in a struggle for freedoms, bills like this are silently passing through our congress, bringing us […]

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Tahrir Square: Round 2

December 2, 2011

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In recent news, Egyptians have again taken to the streets of Tahrir Square to protest the current political system. This may seem familiar to many of you; that is because yes, it has happened now for the second time within the calendar year. This past spring, deemed the Arab Spring, we witnessed political uprising in […]

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Tiananmen Square Massacre: A Problem of Dirty Hands

November 30, 2011

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A few days ago, I was discussing the issue of Tiananmen Square Massacre with my friend from China. Even though the massacre happened long ago, the issue remains controversial. The event was triggered by the death of Hu Yaobang, who was a reformist and had advocated rehabilitation of the people being persecuted during the Cultural […]

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Daily News: A Fairy Tale

November 17, 2011

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How accurate and reliable is the information the general media presents to people every day, especially concerning important political events? Specifically, how do we know the truth of what goes on in the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a citizen of the United States, I value my presupposed right to be entitled the truth […]

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